Highly innovative polymer electrolytes and polymer active materials
for advanced post-lithium batteries.
The development of advanced storage technologies to enable the integration of sustainable energy sources in the electric grid represents a major challenge for our society. In the last years, lithium-ion batteries attracted great attention and became the most known and widespread battery system in our society. However, since they contain toxic and/or scarce metals, e.g., cobalt and nickel, as well as flammable solvents, the development of more environmentally friendly and safer battery technologies represents a priority. Additionally, this technology is limited when flexibility, low cost, or even higher energy density are important. POLYSTORAGE will tackle these limitations by developing highly innovative polymer electrolytes and polymer active materials for advanced post-lithium batteries.
Polymers are currently applied in lithium-ion batteries mostly as additives and/or binders. The next generation of energy storage technologies needs new polymer innovations to solve current technological issues. In particular, novel polymer electrolytes, being compatible with advanced electrode materials (e.g., sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, lithium-metal, sodium-air) and displaying high ionic conductivity and mechanical stability, as well as innovative redox-active polymers for the use as active materials in emerging polymer-based battery technologies (polymer redox-flow batteries (pRFBs) and hybrid organic batteries) are urgently needed. The new polymers will be optimized for processing in semi-automatic or fully automatic pilot lines and the best performing system will be scaled up and integrated in real cell configurations by an industrial partner.
The 3rd POLYSTORAGE Progress Meeting took place as a hybrid event at the Helmholtz Institute in Ulm. We are happy […]
The workshop, organised by the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU)/Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Solvionic, was held as an open […]
The 3rd POLYSTORAGE workshop “Polymer electrolytes and ionic liquids for energy storage” organized by Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU)/Karlsruhe Institute of […]
The POLYSTORAGE consortium, consisting of all 16 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), >20 scientists-in-charge & supervisors, 10 representatives from partner organisations […]
Nine of our ESRs were finally able to meet each other in Sweden thanks to the POLYSTORAGE Summer School on […]
POLYSTORAGE summer school on “Chemistry of Electric Storage Materials” in Uppsala, Sweden; 14th till 18th June 2021
The POLYSTORAGE summer school “Chemistry of Electric Storage Materials” organized by Uppsala University will take place as hybrid event from […]
After an intense planning phase aiming for an on-site meeting in Pau, France, the progress meeting finally had to be […]
Originally planned as a satellite event of the POLYSTORAGE progress meeting, this soft-skills course took place online as a one-and-a-half-day […]
In recent months, the activities of EU-funded projects in the field of redox flow battery research and technology have been […]
Joint European Workshop on “New Trends in Materials and Electrochemical Characterisation for Li-ion Batteries (LIB)”
On 29 April 2021, the NANOBAT project organised a joint online workshop where researchers from three European projects – NANOBAT, […]
Our ESR 17 is Pierre Stigliano working at POLYMAT in San Sebastian (Spain) as well as Deakin University in Melbourne (Australia)
Pierre was born and raised in Italy. He earned his B.Sc. in Materials Science from the University of Milan-Bicocca in […]
Ying comes from China and received her degree of Master of Research in Advanced Chemical Sciences from the University of […]
Kingsley was born in the southeast of Nigeria and obtained his bachelor’s degree in polymer engineering from the Federal University […]
Öykü comes from Istanbul, Turkey. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the […]
Kenza comes from Morocco and obtained her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Materials Science at the Cadi Ayyad University in […]
Isaac was born and raised in Mexico. He obtained his Bachelor and Master degree in Chemistry and Chemistry – Energy […]
Rebecca comes from Rome, Italy. She received her Masters Degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University Sapienza in Rome. In […]
Olivera comes from Serbia and joined the Department of Materials Chemistry at the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana in […]
He is our Early Stage Researcher 4 supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm / Karlsruhe […]
ETN POLYSTORAGE: News on project status and presentation of the first ESR’s at the online meeting on 6 July.
The supervisors of all our beneficiary organisations plus our new ESR’s and Deakin University – and thus 35 participants from […]
Our Early Stage Researcher 1 just started at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena He studied Materials Science in Padua/Italy, both […]
We were happy to welcome 24 participants from 9 european countries. Furthermore, 4 participants attended via video conference. As we […]